Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hello Old Thing, Hello New Thing: 22

T. Rex: Woodland Rock (EMI, 1971)
I'm way too young to really remember T. Rex (I am, I promise), but even someone as fresh-faced and perky as I can see that that having great hair and wearing ballet shoes - are you listening, Amy Winehouse - all make a pop star just that little bit more exciting. I have purloined this from a rather smart new compilation that's available next month. I'm very happy to say this version includes a wonderful intro by BBC ledge, Brian Matthew. This is the stuff...



Example: So Many Roads (The Beats, 2007)
Example is from Fulham. This track samples The Carpenters. His album is very good. I spoke to him the other week for a Guardian piece (I had nothing to do with the headline) and he was highly amusing. Crucially, on the record, he mentions the 220 bus route. Well, the old double-two (I've never, ever called it 'the old double-two' before) is a favourite of mine, so, in a way, he can now do no wrong.

Enjoy.

8 comments:

Davy H said...

Ah, great London bus routes!

I nominate the 159: Thornton Heath to West Hampstead via Abbey Road.

All of London life is there.

Rob said...

Davy, you know it's all about the 19, the 12 and the 176...

Davy H said...

Well it is true that I have been happy, young and expectant upon both the 12 and the 176, but believe I am a stranger to the 19.

Rob said...

The 19? Battersea Bridge to Finsbury Park. A literal dream of a ride...

londonlee said...

I've never heard it called 'the old double-two' either - it's The Two Twenty and always has been.

(I'm from Fulham)

Rob said...

I know - it's never been the old double-two (with good reason). But, perhaps, we can make it happen?

londonlee said...

No way, it should always and forever be the Two Twenty.

Bloody kids today, mucking about with our bus numbers.

Rob said...

Leave him Lee, he's not worth it...